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Urbain le Verrier spent his life searching for the logic behind the chaos of the stars and the climate. He discovered Neptune and developed an atmospheric observation network, which went on to become the French National Meteorological Service, Météo-France. Watch the fifth and final episode of our series "École Polytechnique: a Global Impact".
In December 2018, President of École Polytechnique Eric Labaye visited Zhejiang University during his trip to China, accompanied by a delegation of researchers and members of École Polytechnique's administration, and met with his colleague, President Wu Zhaohui. Some weeks later, he received a delegation from ZJU at l’X.
While studying fluorescence, Henri Becquerel discovered natural radioactivity. He was at the forefront of this brand-new field of research, alongside Marie and Pierre Curie, for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Watch the fourth episode of our series "École Polytechnique: A Global Impact".
Chloé Dindault, PhD candidate at the Ile-de-France Photovoltaic Institute (IPVF) and affiliated with the Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films (LPICM, École Polytechnique/CNRS) is named one of the 2019 recipients of the prestigious Siebel Scholars awards.
With a keen passion for optics, Fresnel became interested in the behavior of light as a wave, refuting Newton’s theories. On the practical side of things, he designed a new type of lens that continues to be used in lighthouses to this day. Watch the third episode of our series "École Polytechnique: A Global Impact".
On January 16th - 17th, researchers from the Computer Science Laboratory of École Polytechnique in collaboration with the Foundation of École Polytechnique and the Norwegian Center for Sustainable Energy Studies organized the PhD and Industry Days 2019 at l’X.
On December 17th - 18th, researchers from the Hydrodynamics Laboratory of l'X and the Plasma Physics Laboratory organized a workshop on Wave interactions and Turbulence in the framework of the Gaspard Monge Visiting Professor Program.
Joseph Fourier invented equations which are at the basis of everything involving a signal. So, if you like listening to music, texting or watching YouTube videos, you now know whom to thank! Watch the second episode of our series "École Polytechnique: A Global Impact".
Supersonic planes, such as Concorde, were eventually scrapped due to their excessive fuel consumption. However, researchers at the Applied Optics Laboratory are working on new technology that could reduce the fuel consumption of supersonic aircraft, by effectively halving the braking force exerted by their drag.
The Alliance Program congratulated last December the awarded long-term Alliance Program Visiting Professors for the 2019 - 2020 academic year. Professors will visit for a full academic term, and teach a course, participate in research activities in their host department, present a seminar, and meet students.
The Alliance Program is an innovative partnership between Columbia University, École Polytechnique, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and Sciences Po. The four universities collaborate to develop academic partnerships and exchanges through joint projects, visiting professorships, doctoral mobility grants, and student-driven initiatives.
Few people know his name, but everyone knows what he did: Fulgence Bienvenüe designed the Parisian metro. The first episode of our series, "École Polytechnique: A Global Impact", takes a look at the life of the engineer who revolutionized transport in the French capital.
Pablo Ducru, class of 2011, was selected Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Schwarzman Scholars is an academic program designed to prepare future global leaders to meet the geopolitical challenges of the 21st century.
On Thursday, December 6th in Shanghai, China, an Expert Talk took place regarding the societal and industrial impacts of Artificial Intelligence. Four researchers from École Polytechnique talked on the subject AI: Impact on the Industry and the Society